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sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, i'm jeff glor. they are the storms that don't seem to quit. torrential rains and powerful winds sweeping across northern california one more time. thousands are without power. and rising floodwaters are threatening many more. still it could have been much worse. carter evans is in sonoma tonight. >> reporter: this was the last punch in a weather system that's been pounding california for five days. and it was supposed to be the worst. the rains came with a vengence, high winds uprooted trees and overturned trucks near san francisco. to the east colder temperatures turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town of truckee from the predicted flooding. california's wine country had also braced for the worst. >> the water was coming very fast and furious but the cole vert system that we've created was able to take that extra water and get it safely through town with jill techel says her town has spent more than $250 million over 20 years to protect the flood-prone city. for this storm it worked. >> that whole area o
victims begin tomorrow captioning sponsored by cbs >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor in newtown, connecticut. for the fourth time in his presidency and the second time this year president obama has consoled the community hit by gun violence. there was ft. hood, there was tucson, there was aurora, and now newtown. the president arrived here late this afternoon. he met with victims' families and first responders. and tonight he attended a vigil at the newtown high school. >> newtown, you are not alone. these difficult days have unfolded. you've also inspired us, with stories of strength and resolve and sacrifice. >> jeff: the president also called for change in that speech saying are we really powerless in the face of such carnage. tomorrow the first funerals will take place. and today we learned police said that friday's massacre could be have been much, much worse. here's jim axelrod. >> reporter: newtown is a place of sober reflection and crushing emotion. all day people walk slowly to this makeshift memorial to leave flowers, light a candle, shed their tears. >> the
>> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. negotiators on capitol hill seemed determine to reach the very edge of the cliff. there was new negotiating today but there will be no vote tonight on a deal to avoid tax increases that would affect nearly every american starting this week. with late details, here's nancy cordes. >> reporter: good evening. the two sides were trading offers and counteroffers all weekend long but they hit a wall on saturday night. and at this point it's difficult to tell whether the holdup is the fact that they are too far apart or that they're very close. >> i'm concerned about the lack of urgency here. >> reporter: the most recent offer came from republican senate leader mitch mcconnell at 7:00 p.m. saturday night. democrats promised they would get back to him this morning. but they didn't. >> it's now 2 p.m., and we've yet to receive a response to our good faith offer. >> reporter: sell cratic leader harry reid said the gulf over taxes was still too wide. and he signaled the white house might be tying his hands. >> i've had a number of conversa
'm jeff glor. it is the end of a holiday week, holit would appear congress is get getting started. tonight, the president said he es modestly optimistic about a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, which would mean avoiding automatic tax increases and spending cuts come january 1. the president spoke to the nation this evening after an hourlong meeting with congressional leaders at the white house. democrat and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases. they appear to remain deadlocked on who exactly will pay those higher taxes. wo have two reports tonight, beginning with major garrett at the white house. major, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. two things are clear tonight arat were not clear this morning: progress is real, and if a deal is reached, it will be ir smaller than any of the key players envisioned only a couple weeks ago. is this deal, if it's to be reached, will not be the so- called grand bargain with trillions of dollars of deficit lionction. in fact, jeff, it's not even clear this deal-- again, if there is one-- would stop the
'm jeff glor. >> glor: g plenty of violence recently that can't be explained and it got no easier today. in this case, the victims were erlunteers responding to an anrgency call on christmas eve. onr firefighters were shot. police say they were lured by a whn who was simply looking to ookinor kill them. tonight in webster, new york, just outside rochester, two of ,hose firefighters are dead, two are wounded. we begin with jim axelrod. >> reporter: just after 5:30 this morning, the volunteer firefighters in webster walked right into an ambush. >> we are being shot at, multiple firemen down. multiple firemen shot. i am shot. >> reporter: two of them were killed instantly. >> i'm pretty sure we have two d.o.a.s. >> reporter: gerald pickering is the police chief in webster. >> it does appear it was a trap that was set for first responders. >> reporter: police at the scene exchanged shots with the gunman, 62-year-old william spengler, who was barricaded on a berm near the house. the gun battle meant the fire could not be fought. seven homes were destroyed. an armored vehicle removed two of t
scott is off. i'm jeff glor. five days before the fiscal deadline, there is plenty of name calling but little evidence there is late word of a meeting tomorrow between president obama and congressional leaders. the full senate reconvened today. the president ended his vacation in hawaii early, flying back to washington this morning. but he made no public statements. if there is no deal on a budget by new year's day, nearly every american will see a tax increase. we have two reports on the stalemate, beginning with nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy. >> reporter: jeff, democratic aides tell cbs news that senate majority leader harry reid is ready to introduce legislation that would avert the fiscal cliff, but only if he gets assurances from republican leaders that they won't try to block it. that standoff is creating some tension on capitol hill that spilled on to the senate floor today. >> the senate will come to order. >> reporter: in the normally genteel senate, leader reid unleashed a tirade today about house speaker john boehner, accusing him of running a dictatorship in the h
funded by cbs >> it's friday welcome to "cbs this morning," everyone. i'm jeff glor with rebecca jar sis. charlie, gayle and norah are off. there are predictions but little progress in washington with a deadline for the fiscal cliff now just four days away. >> president obama meets later today with congressional leaders in one last effort to make a deal before the deadline. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca and jeff. in just a couple of hours at the white house the president meets with all the key congressional leaders, top democrats harry reid and nancy pelosi leading republicans mitch mcconnell and john boehner. no deal can be reached in past without their cooperation. with the meeting comes a glimmer of hope. in the past all the ifisical cliff talks meetings like this have been the least productive of all. whether he meant to or not the senate majority leader may have spoken for a nation exhausted by seemingly endless fiscal cliff negotiations. >> what's going on here? >> reporter: what indeed. president obam
himself with it. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm jeff glor with rebecca jarvis. huge winter storm is making its final stop in the northeast, after causing damage and travel problems coast to coast. >> more than 35 states have felt the power of the storm since it first hit california sunday. it's now blamed for at least 12 deaths, along with the snow it caused more than 40 tornadoes in the deep south, starting on christmas day, and this morning, northern areas of pennsylvania new york and new england have one to two feet of snow on the ground. nearly 500,000 utility customers have lost power. melina shop row is in new york. >> reporter: as the snow continues to fall authorities are urging motorists stay off of the roads. with about a foot of snow already on the ground we're seeing how big and powerful this snowstorm has been. from california to new york the fast-moving storm system that began over the weekend completed its cross-country trek in the northeast, enveloping state after state and heavy snow. >> that's pretty rough. the wet sno
night. >> jeff: sunday of sorrow. president obama arrives in newtown to console victims' families of a massacre as a community and a nation grieve and parents struggle to help their children heal. >> what dow fear the most. >> if can move on with this, if he can trust again. >> jeff: police release new details about the gunman's arsenal. >> multiple magazine force the rifle and multiple magazines for both handguns. >> jeff: as the national conversation turns sharply toward gun control. >> the public will not accept there's a new normal every month. >> and the funeral for the
." >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm jeff glor with rebecca jarvis charlie rose. gayle king and norah o'donnell are off. >>> on the ground and in the air on this busy day before christmas, there's trouble. >> and the problem is a storm system that hit the west coast over the weekend. now it's moving east threatening to cause problems all week long. anna warner is at dallas/ft. worth airport. anna, good morning. >> reporter: we're seeing a steady stream of travelers on their way to destinations. things on the west coast have cleared up. no major flight delays out there so far, but people heading to other holiday destinations may encounter some trouble. that's because this fast moving storm is heading over the rocky mountains and is expected to drop a lot of snow on the midwest as it heads to the northeast. travelers may see problems. those hoping for a white christmas will get their wish, but they may be stuck seeing santa in the airport. >> we don't want to spend christmas at laguardia. >> reporter: more than 5,000 flights were cancelled this week as snow smothered
to be the potential for tornadoes in the southeast and meteorologist jeff berardelli of wfor has more. good morning, jeff. >> good morning, rebecca. already getting active out there, especially in parts of texas and louisiana. severe thunderstorm warnings are ongoing. the reason for it is right now we have a lot of energy in the atmosphere and what that's causing is the potential for a widespread severe weather outbreak. winds out of the southeast and winds out of the southwest and that causes spinning in the atmosphere or wind sheer. this is a powerful system. a lot of the thunderstorms are going to become rotating super cell thunderstorms. we expect probably a lot of tornadoes and some of them could be on the strong side during the day today. >> all right, jeff, merry christmas. thanks so much. >>> christians around the world are celebrating the birth of jesus. pope benedict delivered his annual christmas day message talking about what he called the slaughter in syria. earlier he talked about the need for god in a technology-driven world. and crowds packed manger square in be
are posted from texas to indiana. all this during one of the busiest travel days of the year. jeff berardelli at our yamiami station has more. >> well, this is shaping up to be a very stormy week across the united states. now, the good news is during the day today at least it should be fairly quiet. there'll be a small storm in the eastern part of the country producing a little light rain to the south and a little light snow to the north, but the bigger issue is what happens on christmas day. across the southeast, we could be talking about a widespread severe weather outbreak and maybe numerous tornadoes anywhere you see the red here from the eastern parts of texas, mississippi, alabama, and georgia. and on the north side of the system, both good news and bad news, we may see a very white christmas in parts of oklahoma, arkansas, and missouri. but on wednesday it moves to the ohio valley, great lakes, and interior portions of the northeast with over a foot of snow and wind gusts. obviously this is a very big travel week. i'm meteorologist jeff beardelli for cbs news in miami. >>> now, to the
:00 and 11:00. good night ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> jeff: tonight partisan wrangling over the fiscal cliff. >> i'm willing to get this done but i need a dance partner. >> i want to be clear that there is still serious differences between the two sides. >> jeff: a divided congress reconvene for 11th hour negotiations. nancy cord cess on capitol hill. >> failure to act could force the economy back into recession. an uneasy wall street is much wag. >> another death today after the crash of a russian jetliner. barry peterson has the new video that captures the moment of impact. >> and icy rescue, carter evans shows us what happened when good samaritans in california headed for thin ice. >> give me the rope. >> now. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. syrian rebels tonight are ramping up their on damascus and alleppo the country's largest city. the u.n. peace envoy met with u.n. and russian diplomats trying to broker a cease-fire. at the same time there is growing concern tonight over al qaeda's influence in the rebel ranks. david martin is at the pentagon. >> reporter: video said to show the aftermath of a syrian air strike provides graphic evidence of a life-and-death battle which high level diplomats say is bad and getting worse. despite its air power the assad regime appears increasingly on the defensive against rebel forces which according to israel's ambassador to the u.s. include a growing number of radical islamist. >> the jihadi presence is big and getting bigger. and the longer the conflict goes on there, the bigger it will get. >> the jihadies are an offshoot of al qaeda in iraq which ones fought a no holds bar battle against american troops. according to jeffrey white a former analyst for the defense intelligence agenc
explained jeff, the name on the receipt, must have typed the words into the system, but jeff was gone. so the three demanded to see a manager. >> he had a smirk on his face like it was funny but trying not to laugh. >> reporter: the manager apologized, but his first reaction was to offer 25% off the bill. the ladies were shocked. >> he was like well, i could do 50%. >> reporter: christina took a photo of the receipt and although she was embarrassed she wanted others to see it. >> because it's wrong. >> reporter: all three ladies say they can understand why people will laugh when they first hear the story, but after a while it's no laughing matter. >> it's not funny. it's like i can just see it over and over again. still can't believe it. it's something we have to deal with. >> reporter: we wanted to know how something like this could happen, so we asked the management at the cameo club casino. >> i was really appalled at obviously the behavior. >> reporter: bar manager jimmy seemers was not working the night it happened, but when he found out, he questioned jeff who admitted to typin
-year-old cape cod. >> reporter: jeff davis road out >> reporter: pretty lucky for a 45, 50-year-old cape cod. >> reporter: jeff davis road out sandy in his home on new jersey's long beach island. your house is in pretty good shape. you fared well. >> we were lucky, we were lucky. >> reporter: his house was saved by this wall of sand, part of a $16.8 million army corps of engineers project completed six months before sandy. >> they basically brought the waves to a stand still at this point. >> reporter: stew farrell is a coastal geologist who's examining how sand barriers stop rising water pushed ashore by the storm. >> in places where the projects had not been constructed, the damage was extensive and in some cases catastrophic. >> reporter: since 1986, the federal government helped new jersey pay $700 million to build sand walls as high as 22 feet. but some critics, including steve ellis of taxpayers for common sense, call it a beach bailout. >> what we need do is actually reorient the funding so that the majority of the cost is picked up by the localities rather than the feder
18 months ago. that's when theresa-- mother to sally and levi and wife to high school sweetheart jeff-- received a terminal diagnosis. >> i have stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasizeed to the bones. the biggest thing is my spine with -- there is at least one lesion in every vertebrae. >> reporter: chemo was devastating. she has her hair back now which at least makes her look healthy. but cancer is always a part of their lives. >> it's always there and i know it's always on the kids' mind, always on jeff's mind. but it never goes away. it's like the big elephant in the room, but at least we talk about it. >> reporter: theresa's doctor, vanderbilt medical center oncologist vandana abramson, understands families like the curtises face more than just medical problems. >> the hardest part is that they have to be preparing for life without one parent in the future. so there's a lot going on with these families. a lot outside of the realm of what most normal families have to deal with. there's a lot of anxiety for the entire family. >> reporter: so along with the morphine and hydrocodon
asked general electric chairman and ceo jeff immelt for his thoughts on the looming fiscal cliff and the impact it could have on the u.s. economy. >> i'd make a couple comments. we've got to get this done now. not there are people who write and go on news shows and say we can let it lapse two weeks. that is specifically not true. we need this to get resolved now. not because because jim mcnerney will say it or jeff immelt will say it, but the millions who work for us, their lives are in flux. this is incredibly credible that we get it done now. we need revenue. everybody knows we need revenue. >> i think the president is right in asking for more revenue and therefore not extending the bush tax cuts to those with more than $250,000. >> bowles-simpson, there's not been one commission that says we can do this just on spending cuts. there has to be revenue. i think speaker boehner is the only guy that can lead us in that. >> that means you've got to take the republicans from the house of representatives and make the deal. >> and i trust that he could do it. >> we'll have more of that
long it became the 12-13-12 concert. jeff glor is here with the highlights. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning touchlt it seemed like everything about the night was big. the length of the concert, nearly six hours. the list of performers, 17. promoters are hoping the biggest number of all is the amount of money raised. >> this has got to be the largest collection of old english musicians ever in mad 17 square garden. >> reporter: mick jagger was right, but it wasn't just englishmen performing at last night's concert for sandy relief. the stage was full of artists and presenters who grew up in sandy's path. >> my city, new york city. ♪ put your cell phones in the air ♪ ♪ we can celebrate love >> i'm here to talk to you about seaside heights. >> long island. >> i was born in brooklyn. >> staten island. >> the good part, not the wootang part. >> we're just too mean to lay down and die. ♪ >> reporter: an epic lineup for an historic show. ♪ only the good die young >> reporter: available to two billion viewers. the 12-12-12 concert was the most widely di
can help a foster child. >> jeff: tonight rising waters. the third pacific storm in less than a week pushes many northern california rivers over their banks. carter evans in is sonoma. with 30 days to the fiscal cliff anna western never washington tells us both parties are talking tough. >> rates have to go up. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> jeff: they were helped by new york's firefighters
'm jeff glor. the company that calls itself the world's largest arms supplier says in three days it sold over three years worth of ar-15 ammunition magazines. the company brownell apologized on-line for delays in shipping the orders. the ar-15 is the nation's most popular semiautomatic rifle, similar to the weapon used in the newtown shootings. in washington, meanwhile, the gun control debate ramped up. on "face the nation" bob schieffer spoke with national rifle association president david keane, the first time the toup has spoken since making a statement on friday. >> scheiffer: when you came on television at this news conference friday you seemed to blame the mentally ill. you seemed to blame hollywood. you seemed to blame the media, the video game manufacturers. you did not seem to think that your policies have had anything at all to do with this. o> well, we don't think they eave. >> scheiffer: you see no responsibility. >> you know, we're living in a country, a free country which ntryle have a right to exercise their second amendment rights. we're living in a country where in the l
read ready to help more, but no more wounded came. jeff glor is at the hospital. >> reporter: scott, two of the children who were taken here died. it's our understanding that one patient is still being treated tonight. when this happened, they had four trauma teams ready but, as you mentioned, one of the most heartbreaking realizations here is that the hospital realized most of the victims would never even leave the school. we spoke with dr. john murphy, who was coordinating coverage this morning. >> well, i was in the emergency room when we got the call that there would not be any more victims coming. and that was a devastating call to get and the room fell silent when we shared the news and there was a moment of deep grief recognizing what that meant. >> reporter: that most of the victims couldn't be saved. >> that's correct. >> reporter: scott, this is the main hospital in a small town so they're not only dealing with the fact that they were treating these victims but that many hospital employees knew the families and knew some of the children involved. the hospital has been offe
up to a foot and a half of snow. jeff berardelli has the details. >>> our big east coast storm will continue throughout the day today but gradually winding down as we go into the afternoon and evening. things have been improving from south to north throughout the day, but the coastal areas are still receiving very heavy rain but the emphasis for snow will be further inland especially upstate new york and northern interior new england and eventually maine is going to be getting in on the act as well. that's where the winter storm warnings are in effect. and a notice they are not in effect along the i-95 corridor. again, that's where we're expecting it to mostly be in the form of rain like it has been throughout most of the day. additional snow as we go through the next 24 hours. you could see 12 inches or more where some of those areas are in purple, but, again, along the coast, we're talking 1 inch or less and this time around, again, it looks like it's mainly going to be just rain. i'm david bernard for cbs news, miami. >>> at least six deaths are blamed on the storm system in
of them by car. meteorologist jeff beradelli at our miami station wfor joins us. the next couple of days could affect travelers, could affect shoppers. what kind of weather are we going to see across the country? >> reporter: jim, it's mainly good news. it's pretty quiet across most of the united states right now, with the exception of the west coast. we have a big storm slamming into there. now tomorrow is going to be pretty quiet also across the united states, so travelers shouldn't have too much to worry about. as we head into christmas eve, a small storm is going to be across the southeast that will produce some light rain there, and maybe some snow on the northern edge through the ohio valley into pennsylvania maybe eventually new york city late on christmas eve night. >> axelrod: who will see a white christmas? >> it looks like the folks around new york area, will see a little snow and then a bigger storm will brew in places like oklahoma and texas during the day on christmas. we could be talking about substantial snowfall. >> axelrod: jeff, thank you so much. it's nine days now un
have struggled to regularly attract shoppers. as jeff glor reports, though, mega retail centers are being reinvented. >> reporter: the camino nuevo charter academy in los angeles used to be a drab mini mall. now this elementary school is a colorful anchor to a new street. a shuttered super kmart in the north atlanta suburbs has been born again as his hands, a megachurch that seats 1,500 worshippers. and in seattle these unused parking fields transformed from dirt into thornton place, a residential community with a park, movie theater, and a bus station nearby. burt gregory's firm designed thornton place to be more green and less dependent on cars. >> you can walk to get your services. you can walk to the transit stop. you're actually using physical activity to move around. >> reporter: while there are still more than 1,500 enclosed malls in the u.s., only two new ones have been built since 2009. >> an opportunity for designers, architects, and planners to be innovative again. >> reporter: june williamson, an architecture professor at the university of new york has written two bo
vigil for the victims. jeff glor is here with that story. jeff, good morning. >> norah, good morning to you. before his speech last night, president obama told the governor of connecticut that friday was the most difficult day of his presidency. he carried that knowledge with him on stage, delivering a speech that said something must change. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and 6 remarkable adults. >> as president obama addressed the crowd at sandy hook high school last night. >> i can only hope it helps for you to know -- >> he said he spoke for all parents. >> -- that you're not alone in your grief. that our world too has been torn apart. that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. >> but he also spoke as a weary leader. >> since i've been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. surely we can do better than this. >> and as he read the names of the 20 children who died in friday's shooting som
forward and chase what matters. jeff tedford two weeks ago.. dykes guided louisiana techo an impressive 9-3 record int bulldogs had >>> cal has reportedly hired sonny dykes to be the new cal football coach after fire jeff tedford. he guided louisiana tech to a good record. the bulldogs score 5 1.5 points per game. mike macintyre interviewed but there was no interest. first sign of a long seven-game road trip for the warriors beginning in detroit. warriors an early lead. harrison barnes golden state up by 10. they had a two-point lead at halftime and they klay thompson exploded from downtown. then thompson wings it with five in the 3rd quarter alone. can i have an update, please, on the score? 94-83. that's live. exclusive update. how much time is left? three minutes left in the game. we'll update as warrants develop. >>> the debate continues on who should be the 49ers starting quarterback. clearly jim harbaugh isic maaing his decision week by week. >> we have faith and trust in colin and the way he has played and, you know, therefore, another start this week. >> colin kaepernick's fumbl
on the accuracy of bills sent to medicare and medicaid. she'd never met former h.m.a. doctors jeff hamby, cliff cloonan, and scott rankin until we brought them together in new york to discuss their experiences at h.m.a. >> scott rankin: what's really remarkable is, we're from very different areas of the country, yet the pressures placed upon the emergency physicians and the mechanism in place to enforce those procedures and policies-- exactly the same. >> kroft: cliff cloonan is a retired colonel who spent 21 years as an army doctor before joining the carlisle regional medical center in pennsylvania as the assistant emergency room director. dr. scott rankin worked in the same department. both say they were told by h.m.a. and its e.r. staffing contractor, emcare, that if they didn't start admitting more patients to the hospital, they would lose their jobs. >> cliff cloonan: my department chief said, "we will admit 20% of our patients or somebody's going to get fired." >> kroft: what's wrong with admitting 20%? >> rankin: in a relatively rural, limited-resource community hospital, your admission
to lose. ♪ >>> new head football coach at cal replacing jeff tedford who was fired last month. just his third year, the bulldogs have the top ranked offense in the country scoring 51 points per game. he's 43 years old. he takes over a cal team that finished 3-9 last year. they have brand new digs and good talent. >>> curry is flourishing without ellis on the team. outscored detroit 49-7 tonight. warriors come out smoking. rookie harrison barnes right out of his nikes. golden state up early. game high 27. but curry is king. 22 points. 10 assists. four straight games with at least 10 assists. warriors win. >>> jim harbaugh has decided to stick with colin kaepernick. it was this fumble that was so decisive. i'm guessing that play will not get called again. >>> rams head coach thought the play call was questionable. it's still tucking at jim harbaugh. here's the top five. >> i don't know what they were trying to accomplish there. you learn from it. feels like somebody took the reached into your chest and stomach and started pulling the innards out. >> number four kobe bryant joined to score
and jeff the decision is personal. they launched the challenge to prop 8 seeking the right to marry. >> sometimes the court system needs to nudge us forward to be a better more united america. >> reporter: the court could rule in a way that impacts same-sex marriage only in california and does not affect the rest of the country. >> movements are a mix of things. you have to kind of take the ups with the downs. >> reporter: the court will hear the marriage case in march. a decision will probably come by the end of june. john black stone, cbs news, san francisco. >> what can we expect? case has three possible outcomes. first they can say that denying marriage to any couple is unconstitutional or they could reverse the 9th circuit decision and uphold prop 8 leaving states and voters to decide on gay marriage. the final option, they can follow precedent set on a previous landmark gay rights case. >> 9th circuit tried to narrow its ruling by equating to a former decision of justice called roemer verses evan. >> in that case colorado's amendment two stripped gays and lesbians right to equ
a million dollars. we sold off 150 acres. it gave us something to pay the tax with. >> reporter: now, jeff and his wife marry worry their dream of passing the land on to their two daughters will be ruined by the fiscal cliff. the estate tax rate would rise from 35 to 55% on estates worth over $1 million. at today's prices in the napa valley, the land could easily be worth $8 million. >> you're wealthy, but it's all in the dirt. we're dirt rich, cash poor. >> reporter: for the paiges, more than money is at stake. they want the land which is part of their family's past to also be part of their future. >> you can keep tabs on the fiscal cliff talks in washington. just log on to cbssf.com. >>> heightened patrols for drunk drivers are getting underway starting tonight. police agencies from every corner of the bay area are going to be setting up dui checkpoints. the drunk driving crackdown come as bay area lawmakers are proposing tougher penalties for repeat offenders. they include ignition interlock devices that would prevent a car from starting if the driver is intoxicated. >> we've tried incr
in popularity. similar ordinances are already in in effect in los angeles, san mateo and san francisco. jeff was shopping at a safeway in berkeley tonight. his best advice... >> probably not that big of a deal. just gotta remember to bring a regular bag. >> reporter: this bag ban is for any business that sells packaged food. that includes grocery stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. >>> well, a new state law that goes into effect tuesday worries people concerned about distracted driving. the law will allow drives to send text messages as long as they use technology that is fully voice operated and hands- free. supporters of the new law say it's better than having drivers type while they're driving. but opponents say that hands- free texting still draws attention away from the road. >>> among other laws that will go into effect january 1, carbon monoxide detectors must be put into operation. breastfeeding will be added to protected conditions that prevent discrimination in employment or housing. and school officials must report child sexual abuse. >>> it is already sunday morning in washingt
the conditions are terrible. >>> all right, let's bring bring in jeff for the weather, what is the latest on the storms? >> it's in the earn part of the country. we're expecting the severe weather threat to shift to the east today. i want to punch this full so you can see it. that's where the shrms are, on the northern and western side of this storm we have a raging blizzard. we're expecting almost a foot of snow there, and snow is now moving into northern parts of virginia. >> what about into the rest of the week? >> this storm will start to translate northeast ward and will be a headache for most of the earn half of the country. first things first, let's talk about the severe weather today. today, it's in earn parts of georgia, north carolina south carolina, and there is a moderate risk for severe weather. that means we could see tornadoes in this area once again. as far as snowfall that strip of blew is between six and 12 inches of snow but it's towards upstate new york with lake enhanced snow one to two feet of snow wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour and a huge
what led to this massacre.acre. jeff gore is inlor is in newtown, connecticut, where two victims were laid to rest monday morning. >> reporter: good morning to you and good morning to your viewers in the west.n connecticu one week this week will be full of funerals and wakes. friday's in connecticut on monday the first two funerals were held for the victims of friday's 6-year-old shooting, 6-year-old noah pozner 6- and 6-year-old jack pinto. the state's and lieutenant ed one of th governor each attended one of you try their services. >> you try to feel their pain but you can't. some you try to find some words that you hope will be adequate knowing they'll be inadequate see and you see little coffins and your heart has to ache. >> reporte >> reporter: that heart ache will continue over the coming day days, as more funerals take place and as the holidays oach. approach.iddle in the middle of town here an ev ever growing memorial has become who a site for those who want to pay their respects of >> because i'm a dad of four en four beautiful children, four daug daughters
on sunday to discuss the fiscal cliff. but are they closer to a deal. jeff emmel will tell us why this needs to be solved now. >>> and we'll hear from senator joe mansion when we see you at 7. >> thank you charlie. >>> a heavy storm is pummeling the upper midwest. 16 inches of snow dumped on the twin cities in minnesota. crews hit the vikings metro dome are crapping up the late to -- cranking up the heat to melt the snow. you may remember the roof collapsed a couple years ago. flights have been canceled out of the minneapolis airport. if you're headed that way, it's a bit of a mess right now. >>> we're looking at this video. but outside right here, it almost makes you feel a little bit guilty. >> not even a little. we're seeing almost record highs today. temperatures are definitely going to be on the mild side. we're going to see plenty of sunshine. it is a different story in many parts of the country. sunny sides, coast bay and inland with temperatures in the mid- to upper 60s. why all the mild weather, because of the ridge of high pressure and sticking around over the bay area and over the
access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> jeff: survivor it's toughest, and most dangerous reality competition of all time "survivor: philippines" brought back three players that proved it. >> oh! >> jeff: each had been medically evacuated from their previous season. from "fans versus favorites," jonathan penner. >> i got injured in a challenge. >> the infection goes into your bloodstream is potentially fatal. >> it was awful. >> jef
a constitutional right to marry. chip reid has the story. >> reporter: tom watson and jeff tabaco have been together ten years and would like to make ofir relationship official. ur it's always been our dream to marry the person that we love and to commit our lives to each other. >> reporter: but as residents of california, they can't because four years ago california voters passed proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. but it's the u.s. supreme court that will have the final say. today, the justices met behind closed doors to decide whether to hear arguments in the california case. if they do not, a lower court ccision striking down proposition 8 will stand and same-sex marriage will again be legal in california. >> if the court does not take the appeal, i will feel an amazing amount of joy. >> reporter: the court today also considered jumping into the debate over the defense of marriage act, known as doma, the 1996 federal law defines marriage as between a man and a woman and allows the government to deny federal assistance such as social security survivor benefits to same-sex couples,
or their elected representatives to stake with traditional marriage. >> reporter: for paul and jeff, the supreme court decision is personal. they launched the challenge to prop 8 seeking the right to marry. >> sometimes the court system needs to nudge us forward to be a better, more united america. >> reporter: the court could rule in a way that impacts same- sex marriage only in california and does not affect the rest of the country. >> movements are a mix of things and you have to kind of take the ups with the downs. >> reporter: the court will hear the marriage cases in march. a decision will probably come by the end of june. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> pelley: john, thank you. the court also said today it will hear a second case on same- sex marriage. that case is a challenge to the current law that denies married same-sex couples the same federal benefits as other married couples. we checked with the census bureau today and they told us there are just over 600,000 same-sex couple households in olerica today. most states-- 38-- ban same-sex marriages. nine states and the dis
next. jeff glor in for scott pelley tonight. >> remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> glor: tonight, new doubts that a fiscal cliff deal can get done. the senate majority leader compares the house speaker to a dictator as the house says it will reconvene sunday. will they get back to talks? reports from nancy cordes and major garrett. we're also facing a dairy cliff. john blackstone on why milk may soon double in price. the drilling boom in colorado it's leaving towns flush with cash but what is it leaving behind? ben tracy is there. and dean reynolds on the men who create some of the most precious gifts. all retirees? >> all retirees. and they all get paid the same. >> reporter: nothing. >> nothing. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening, everyone.
for watching. the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor is next. >> the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> glor: tonight, fiscal cliff hanger. >> the hour for immediate action >> here. it is now. >> glor: president obama speaks to the nation after speaking with congressional leaders. reports from major garrett and .ancy cordes. elaine quijano on the family heartbreak after russia's president bans all adoptions to americans. >> we ask president putin, please, can he set an alternate means but don't let me children suffer. >> glor: he met saddam hussein and made it look easy. david martin on the death of general norman schwarzkopf and what the world did not know thout him. and "on the road" with steve hartman as a man tries to save his wife of 56 years. an unusual request that gets a unrprising response. >> got two of them and i only need one. captioning sponsored by cbs
and i couldn't see, and i'm thinking jeff zucker has just taken over cnn. i haven't even met with the guy, i'm going to be blind. >> you're blind, yes. >> how am i going to adapt? at like 1:00 a.m., you know, i was, like, you know, your mind starts to play tricks with you, and -- >> it's much tougher to dodge bullets when you're blind. >> yeah, and i literally could not see my hand in front of my face. it was like all -- >> did you have on sunglasses, anderson? >> no, i don't like wearing sunglasses, that's the thing. so now i have to wear sunglasses all the time, yeah. >> small price to pay, i'd say. >> we've just discovered this amazing thing about anderson. he does not know as much about music in the segment we just had, as we might have imagined you'd know. >> i really know nothing about music music. >> we think about you as the king of pop culture as well as a war correspondent. >> i don't want to let you down but yeah no music was just -- i didn't grow up listening to music. >> what do you do when you work out? >> i listen to like rihanna and up
of the top names in music. as jeff glor reports, the cause hits home for many of them. >> i've never seen anything remotely close to what hurricane sandy was. >> reporter: sandy was a worth-case scenario storm. millions lost power, thousands lost homes, and over 130 people lost their lives. new jersey new york and connecticut were the hardest hit. they're also home to some of the biggest names in music. >> i was here during the storm. it was scary. >> to witness my city and the tri-state area really going through something where nobody could control it. >> this was just complete and entire buildings washed away into the sea. >> reporter: 121212, the concert for sandy relief at madison square garden is being called one of the biggest music events of all time. >> we called bruce springsteen and paul mccartney and they said yes immediately. >> reporter: the last time producers managed to bring this many big names together, it was after 9/11. ♪ i've seen the lights go out on broadway ♪ >> reporter: 121212 has already raise third degree $2 million in sponsorship b
's wrong. >> so, jeff what's the solution to this? >> well one solution is to change the rules and to change the way patents are designed. charlie, keep in mind these worlds were for a mechanical world. we're in a dynamic world now. maybe chang them for software because that is a business that changes much more quickly. >> and then jeff you know it sounds like this is really stifling innovation and it hurts small businesses. >> it does indeed. and keep in mind you know a company like microsoft has the lawyers and the millions or billions in some cases to defend these lawsuits. but when you're a small business man and you have to spend a million and a half dollars to potentially fight one of those these lawsuits for five or ten years, it can make or >>> all right, storm clouds moving in overnight and looks like it's going to dump around the bay area. we have seen heavy rainfall early on today as much as 4" in the mountains of the north bay. that sliding slowly to the south so it will pick up. rain heavy at times to go along with strong gusty winds. high
the existing gun laws? >> well what they do is -- they've got this policy and jeff miller the former head of the pennsylvania state police head of security for the nfl, john rossi, his deputy. they go team to team city to city and they sit down and go over a number of security issues, but they cover this gun policy very carefully saying every law in every state is different. you can't go traveling around with it without understanding those laws. the key is this policy is very strict. it says nfl prohibitions a stadium, a facility owned or operated. that means stadiums locker rooms, hotels buses, planes. there's a strict prohibition on guns and the players are -- their cars are screened coming into stadiums for parking. so a violation of that means hitting them in the pocketbook. >> but the issue here is culture, is it not? >> well there's an argument that we've heard in the axelrod piece that it is culture. i think the nfl officials look at it from a more practical sense, which is you have a number of people who come from tough places in tough cities who now go h
quarterback to toss 4 touchdowns since jeff garcia in 2003. jim harbaugh hopes everyone is all in on the 49er bandwagon now. >> used to live next to a train station in chicago. and the more you hear the train, the less you hear it. i feel that way with our team in terms of pressure and big games, you know, the more you hear it the less you hear it, the more you feel it the less you feel it. >> all right. once upon a time, ron replaced jim harbaugh as the head coach at the university of san diego when harbaugh took the stanford job six years. today caragher is replacing mike macintyre at san jose state. >> proud of you guys. >> the 45-year-old introduced himself to his new players today. he is a native of morgan hill with bellarmine prep. spent time with the recruiting coordinators for kentucky prior to that. >> i know there's ups and downs the last 25 years or so but maybe i can bring some consistency and keep it, you know, just build off what coach mac did here. >> both sides agreeing on a reported one year deal for 9.5 million dollars brought over to the as from the diamondbacks, stephen
now for a look at what's coming up on the "cbs this morning." >> jeff glor joins us from new york. good morning. >> michelle, brian, good morning. we'll go to mobile, alabama where multiple tornadoes tore through the city. we're also tracking holiday travel disruptions where severe storms could hit next. and an eye-opening look this morning at how your smartphone might be watching you. also five travel tips for a last-minute getaway if you can get away before the new year. we'll see you at 7:00. >> thank you. "cbs this morning" starts at 7:00. >>> the big question for kids this week, what did you get from santa? >> we went door to door in pacifica to find out how some of the kids fared and gifts range from an air hockey set to perfume. it was clear there were a lot of young people who were thrilled to receive their presents. >> i got a red sled and a skim board and a skateboard, i got some santa claus hat. >> which looks very nice what would christmas be without a few minor mishaps like this one? one parent fell down a couple of stairs with a surfboard and the boy got a surfboard
bears found their new head football coach. sonny dykes will replace jeff tedford fired last month. dykes had a 9-3 record in his third year in his previous coaching job with the bulldogs. he will take over a cal team that finished 3-9 last season under tedford. >>> one down, six to go. the warriors a longest road trip of the year they kicked it off in style. golden state at detroit led by 2 at halftime and the guards go on a tear. klay thompson hits five threes in the 3rd quarter and stephen curry with a fourth straight double-double. warriors win 104-97 continuing the road trip playing the nets. >>> nothing like a good old- fashioned buzzer beater for a play of the day. new york at charlotte tied at 98, 3.4 seconds left in the game. won... >> smith puts it up for the win, it's good! j.r. smith nails the jumper! >> with that the knicks' j.r. smith a little more popular with his teammates there. great shot. knicks won 100-98 right at the buzzer. great job. >> looks good. >> 5:25. oakland police fight off the feds. what the department is giving up to avoid an embarrassing takeover. >> rep
, sonny dykes who replaced jeff tedford who was fired last month. dykes got louisiana tech to a mighty impressive 9-3 record in his third year at tech. the bulldogs have the top ranked offense in the country so hopefully he can do something at cal. he is 43 years old taking over a team in a finished 3-9 under ted forked last year. >>> one down six to go on the world's longest road trip of the year. golden state led detroit by 2 at halftime then the guards went on a tear. klay thompson hit 5 three because in the 3rd quarter and stephen curry had his fourth straight double-double with 22 points and 10 assists. warriors win 104-97 and continue the trip tomorrow in brooklyn. >> she is a sports gal! >>> a last second thrill for our play of the day nba. we got new york at charlotte. we are tied up at 98. 3.4 ticks left in the game. here's how it finished. >> kidd to j.r. smith, not using it, smith flips it up for the win, it's good!! j.r. smith nails it! >> with that, knicks' j.r. smith is a lot more popular with his teammates, gets mobbed. the knicks win 100-98. one more time -- >> nice.
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